Rick Massie is a solo artist from the Yukon territory of Canada that plays a mixture of black, doom metal, progressive and hard rock and this is a review of his self released 2022 album "Guided To An Imperfect Light" which will be released in September.
A very distorted yet heavy sound starts off the album while the synths also bring in elements of progressive rock. Clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while all of the musical instruments on the album also have a very powerful sound to them and clear vocals are also utilized at times.
Black metal s creams are also a very huge part of the recording while the slower sections of the songs also show an influence of doom metal. When the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can also be heard along with the riffs also adding in a lot of melody and most of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the mus8ic also mixing in touches of mainstream hard rock at times as well as some of the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, orchestra sounds can also be heard briefly and one song also introduces death metal growls into the music. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover unexpected darkness and sadness, the power of positivity and love.
In my opinion Rick Massie is a very great sounding mixture of black, doom metal, progressive and hard rock and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo artist. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Counting The Stars" and "Unity". 8 out of 10.
Bandcamp: https://rickmassie.bandcamp.com/Website: http://rickmassie.com
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